Commentators play a very important role in a Live Cricket match be it Test ,T20 or ODI match. Cricket World has seen number of high quality cricket commentators, But among those are some names that stand out for their quality commentary. Good commentators can even make the most dullest of situations in a cricket match seem lively enough to make the heart skip a beat!
So Today through this article, I am going to rank Top 5 Best Cricket commentator of all time who have managed to keep viewers entertained throughout the match.
Tony Greig the man who brought the fan’s excitement into his commentary.Tony Greig was undoubtedly the greatest Cricket commenator of all time. Listening to Tony Greig commentary felt like you are actually watching the whole match by yourself.
The excitement in his voice and the superb descriptions of anything happening on the pitch with a good sense of humor makes him a joy to follow. Going Going Gone !! These are his words and will be etched in our memories especially during Sharjah Desert Innings of Tendulkar. If there was ever a commentator I would want to be on air during the last few overs of a close game, Tony Greig would be the one.
At number two in my list of “ Top 5 Best Cricket commentator of all time” is Harsha Bhogle. He has all the elements of a good commentator. Harsha Bhogle has never played cricket but Bhogle analysis of the game, his views and understanding are a class apart. Bhogle also provides his insights on connections to cultural aspects of the players and teams.
Geoffrey Boycott has to be on the list of “Best Cricket Commentator of all time” hasn’t he ? Boycott is very passionate about his commentary and he does his job magnificently. His accent and dry humour make him one of my favourite commentators. Whenever listeners tuned into Geoffrey Boycott commentary, they were rarely, if at all bored, with his thoughts and views enthralling all.
4. Richie Benaud
Legendary Cricket Comentator Richie Benaud has been the voice of cricket for many years. He’s the one person I miss listening to these days. Some would even say he is the best Commentator across any sport. Not for nothing is he referred to as “The Bradman of the microphone“.
I dont want to cricticise anyone but He had a style in which he said everything that was needed to be said. He offered very balanced perspective on matters and brought great insight. Richie Benaud soothing voice enhances cricket watching experience.
I am going to end my list of “ Top 5 Best Cricket commentator of all time” with Former Indian player Ravi Shashtri . Ravi Shashtri has all the elements of a good commentator- Amazing voice, nice analysis of the game and unbiased opinions. He has the amazing habit of doing a presentation ceremony at major ICC Tournaments where he literally never allows the captains or players to speak.